Ceri Pritchard was born in 1954. Achiving a BA in Fine Arts in 1976 at Liverpool School of Art, he continued to work there on a scholarship. He moved to London in 1978 where he studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art. In 1980 he moved to France. Collage and photocopies were the starting point for Pritchard’s new works which debuted in 1986 at the Jon Gerstad Gallery in New York. The following year he returned to Brittany where he created a series of experimental videos. Pritchard arrived in San Miguel de Allende, México, in 2008. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in San Miguel de Allende, México D. F. and Oaxaca de Juarez.
“The challenge of creativity is rewarded by an element of surprise.”
“My paintings attempt to change visual perceptions, that induce simultaneous feelings of fascination and uncertainty.”
InfluencesMax Ernst, Einsturzende Neubauten, Alejandro Jodorowsky, RD Laing, Francis Piccabia, Andre Breton, Ian M Banks, Sir Edward James, Leonara Carrington, Richard Dawkins, Robert Motherwell, Aldous Huxley, Salvador Dali, Ken Kessey, Octavio Paz, Sigmar Polk, The Maya, George Orwell, Frank Zappa, Luis Buñuel, G.I Gurdjieff, Francis Bacon, Pink Floyd (with Syd Barrett), Ludwig Wittgenstien, Can, Douglas Adams, Captain Beefheart, Philip Guston, Miles Davis, The Avengers, David Bowie, Frank Lloyd Wright, David Lynch, Franz Kafka, Captain Beefheart, Robert Fripp, William Borroughs, Brian Eno, Aleister Crowley, Madonna, Roberto Matta, The Velvet Underground, Anselm Kiefer, and many more…..